Fall has always been a prime time for television. And although Netflix has completely disrupted traditional television, they still know that viewers crave and expect tons of fresh new content for "back to school."

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Netflix has not disappointed us, September was bursting at the seams with highly anticipated originals and hot new releases, and October looks just as good.

Don't forget to check out our monthly list of absolutely everything coming to Netflix this October, here.

That said, I picked apart the list myself – so you don't have to – and chose only the best of the best in Netflix Originals that you NEED to watch this coming month. Happy bingeing!


1. Joe Rogan: Strange Times

Release date: October 2nd
Score: Not yet rated, but highly anticipated.

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Joe Rogan is a modern day entertainer, he's a comedian, MMA announcer, and hosts of one of the most downloaded podcasts in the entire world The Joe Rogan Experience. This October, Netflix is releasing one of his specials filmed in Boston. JRE fans are itching to watch it.


2. Big Mouth: Season 2

Release date: October 5th
Score: 100% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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There's nothing more awkward than going through puberty. This adult-only cartoon follows a couple of middle schoolers as they navigate the treacherous and mostly embarrassing waters of becoming a teenager. Every person on this earth, rich and poor, goes through the painful process of puberty, making this hilarious series relatable to literally everyone.

3. Riverdale: Season 3

Release date: October 11th (streaming every Thursday)
Score: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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A dark twist on the classic American cartoon strip Archie, Riverdale is back with the same cast of sexy and revenge-hungry teens exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling under Riverdale's wholesome facade.

4. Haunting Of Hill House: Season 1

Release date: October 12th 
Score: 100% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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This horror series is based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. The series consists of 10 hour-long episodes that follow a group of siblings who, as kids, grew up in what would later become the most haunted house in the United States.

5. Making A Murderer: Season 2

Release date: October 19th 
Score: 98% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Netflix's Making A Murderer is responsible for reviving the true-crime genre and provided a template for every true crime series that came after it. The entire first season follows the true story of one man who spent 18 years in prison despite being wrongfully convicted. Several years after he was released, he was accused of murder, found guilty and sent back to prison. Fans can't wait to see what season two will be all about.

6. Marvel's Daredevil: Season 3

Release date: October 19th 
Score: 88% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Marvel fans rejoice! Daredevil season 3 is coming this September. Fighting criminals of New York as Daredevil, Matt Murdock a lawyer by day is back for more action in the continuation of this highly anticipated comic book inspired series.

7. Body Guard: Season 1

Release date: October 24th
Score: 100% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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This crime drama series may not seem familiar because it's actually a British series that's making its debut on Canadian Netflix this October. Its Rotten Tomatoes score is so high this series is guaranteed gold.

8. Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: Season 1

Release date: October 26th
Score: Not yet rated, but highly anticipated.

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"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" will feature the same characters as the classic, but its story and aesthetics will take a MUCH darker spin. Produced by the same people that brought us Riverdale, this modern adaption will tap into our generation's desire to be spooked, scared, and entertained. Right in time for Halloween, too!

9. Shirkers

Release date: October 26th
Score: 100% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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This Netflix documentary gained acclaim after screening in the "World Documentary" selection at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Hollywood Reporter called it a "dreamy grrl-power-meets-noir crime story." Recommended for people who are itching to watch a real-life inspiring story.


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